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 |  Aug 21 2013, 4:45 PM

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It comes as no surprise to hear that Toyota is working to generate more power for its popular 86 model, known as the Scion FR-S in America. The latest report does, however, contradict past rumors of a turbocharged engine, instead pointing towards something larger under the hood.

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 |  Aug 19 2013, 5:01 PM

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At Toyota’s national dealer meeting in Atlanta this month, the Japanese automaker showed off a Scion FR-S convertible concept and a drawing of a subcompact crossover concept, hinting at things to come.

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 |  Aug 10 2013, 12:00 PM

Naming the Scion FR-S was AutoGuide‘s 2013 Car of the Year wasn’t enough for the enthusiasts in our building. Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad bought one, and now it’s my turn to get its counterpart into the stable – the Subaru BRZ.

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 |  Aug 09 2013, 8:32 AM

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Scion product sales are struggling across the board… with one exception.

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 |  Aug 08 2013, 1:05 PM

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Rumors have been spreading that Toyota has killed off all hopes of a convertible variant for its 86 model, but it appears those may be  false.

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 |  Jul 08 2013, 5:47 PM

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After teasing that a special GT86 model would be heading to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Toyota has revealed that it is indeed the TRD Griffon GT86 that made its debut earlier this year at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

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 |  Jun 27 2013, 4:45 PM

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Scion Racing will return for a second year to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this weekend. 

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 |  Jun 14 2013, 2:32 PM

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A year after launching its GT86 sports car, Toyota will return to the Goodwood Festival of speed with a race-bred version of its wildly popular coupe.

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Commute, Toy or Destroy – Honda S2000 vs. Mazda RX-8 vs. Scion FR-S

Battle of the well balanced rear-wheel drivers

 |  Jun 01 2013, 6:33 PM

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We are back with this week’s installment of AutoGuide’s newest, interactive weekly feature ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’.
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 |  May 08 2013, 2:17 PM

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Scion has announced pricing for its 2014 tC and iQ models, along with its 10 Series Edition models which celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary.

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 |  May 08 2013, 8:34 AM

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Scion has announced pricing for its special 10 Series FR-S, which carries a $2,170 premium over the normal manual model, excluding delivery fees.

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 |  May 03 2013, 2:31 PM

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Ah to be young again. AutoGuide’s nationally recognized, board-certified Oracles remember their youth vividly… it was terrible. People often say age is just a number and you’re only as old as you feel, unfortunately they were born wearing elastic-waist jeans and Science Olympiad fanny packs. Gingivitis arrived when they were in middle school.

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 |  Mar 06 2013, 11:35 AM

An open-top FR-S is finally here, although right now, the Toyota FT-86 Open is still just a concept.

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 |  Mar 05 2013, 7:22 AM

Giving us a preview of the Scion FR-S Convertible, Toyota has officially unveiled its FT-86 Open Concept today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 28 2013, 7:11 PM

Leaked ahead of its official unveiling at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is the Toyota GT 86 Open Concept, a convertible variant of the North American Scion FR-S. Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 15 2013, 10:50 AM

The Toyota GT 86 (a.k.a. Scion FR-S) that’s managing to generate more buzz than an obnoxious night club hype man was just spotted topless in the sun. 

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 |  Feb 02 2013, 12:02 PM

AutoGuide.com’s new cars section saw a mix of browsers researching performance and practicality this week.

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 |  Jan 22 2013, 8:15 PM

At the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, Scion will debut a special FR-S that will be used in the 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach celebrity race this April.

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 |  Jan 17 2013, 5:32 PM

GM might be toying with the idea of building a car to compete with the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ sports cars.

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 |  Dec 27 2012, 1:43 PM

10. 2013 Ford Escape Review


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As 2012 comes to an end, AutoGuide has decided to take a look back at the most watched videos from our collection.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Ford Escape Review – Video

Kicking off the top 10 list is the 2013 Ford Escape video review, where Editor-in-Chief Colum Wood puts the new crossover to the test, admiring its sleek new looks and its handling.

 |  Nov 25 2012, 1:37 PM

HKS USA may not exist anymore, but that hasn’t stopped its parent company in Japan of continuing to manufacture high-quality performance parts. The long-awaited supercharger kit for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ is now available, though it may be hard to get your hands on it.

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 |  Nov 20 2012, 6:15 PM

On October 31st, 2012, 50 Scion FR-S vehicles assembled a caravan to drive out to Las Vegas for the 2012 SEMA Show. The Japanese automaker was on hand to capture the action, releasing a short teaser video of its trip.

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 |  Nov 03 2012, 3:02 PM

Despite being a diverse list this week, the three most popularly researched cars this week came from one manufacturer: Toyota.

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 |  Nov 01 2012, 3:01 PM

10. Jade Crew Subaru BRZ


In a sea of custom Scion FR-S’ and Subaru BRZs at the 2012 SEMA Show, it’s surprisingly hard to compile a list of the top 10 without some criteria. So to compile our list of favorites, we decided to look at all the 86s and judge based on cleanliness, originality, and functionality – and of course, how it looked on the show floor.

Kicking off our top 10 list is a Subaru BRZ we spotted outside the convention center which to us, defines what a custom daily-driver BRZ should be. Nothing over-the-top, nothing too flashy – just simple and clean, with functional modifications. The Chargespeed carbon fiber lip kit complements the stock bodylines of the BRZ perfectly, while the custom blue Volk Racing TE37SLs pay tribute to a classic wheel that has truly lasted the test of time.